Senator Chris Murphy says he'll propose legislation to lower the cost of college. While there's been a lot of focus in Washington on lowering the interest rate on student loans, his proposal will seek to get colleges to cut their costs.
Murphy says part of his proposal would encourage colleges to develop shorter degree programs. His proposal would tie federal aid that colleges receive to them cutting their costs.
Murphy says colleges could cut tuition by reducing the time students spend in school, saving them tens of thousands of dollars. Western Connecticut State University students, faculty and administrators are weighing participated in a roundtable discussion with Murphy in October on the issue.